24 October 2006


From The Gambia - week 1

Well, here we are - and wow, is it hot!! It is also somewhat frustrating as there have been only two school days in the week since we arrived - the end of Ramadan has meant extended school holidays. Great for the children, I am sure, but not so good for us.
We have managed to set up the Science Practical seminars for February for the South Bank Schools, but the schools on the North Bank are all on holiday until next Monday (our last day), so we will have to hope all goes well on that day. Those Pageant members who have visited the North Bank on the Banjul to Barra Ferry will know that it is not always plain sailing!
We have visited a number of children and families - and have seen Wandifa's new baby son (very cute!). School here on the South Bank re-open on Thursday, so we hope to cram a lot of school visits into two days!

16 October 2006


Wandifa has a son.

We have just heard from Kemo that Wandifa and his wife have a new baby son. No details re name or weight, but I hope that we will be able to bring some pics back with us at the end of our holiday.

13 October 2006


Yakanu Nursery

Alex Odell and the Gambia Crew have launched a project to build a completely new school for Yakanu International Nursery in Serakunda. (more details)

Plymouth-Banjul Challenge - Desert Mice & First to the bar!

Clare Jones de Rocco & Guillermo Rocco from the Netherlands, and Katie Ball & Adam Richards from Cardiff have entered the Challenge as the 'Desert Mice' and 'First to the bar!', raising funds for Pageant. (more details)